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Copenhagenize - Copenhagen Bike Culture Blog
Copenhagen Cycle Chic blog

teo_ladodicivideo, diarmaede, ~~David, and 25 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. diarmaede 93 months ago | reply

    Love this shot. Great sense of motion.

    I notice that no one in Coppenhagen seems to wear a helmet. Here in the USA, I get angry looks and comments when I go out without my bike helmet. I generally manage to bite my tongue and not point out to those making the comments that thousands of lives would be saved every week if automobile drivers wore helmets.

  2. ~~David 93 months ago | reply

    Blouse and bag. My, what an emancipated culture you have. :-)

  3. ibikempls 93 months ago | reply

    What's the make of the bike? Looks like Old Dutch or similar. Definitely not a Gazelle.

  4. Mikael Colville-Andersen 93 months ago | reply

    Thanks everyone.
    @Diarmaede: Very few people wear helmets here. I don't. It messes up my hair - which is often the reason people give. Even the Vice-Mayor in charge of transport and infrastructure was quoted as saying that he doesn't wear a helmet because he has a big head and it makes him look stupid.
    I think, also, that because we ride on dedicated bike lanes, separated - by and large - from the cars, people don't feel unsafe or threatened.
    Although lately there are more interesting helmets appearing on the market - fashionable ones, cool ones like skateboarding helmets, and in many different colours. People won't wear those typical cycling helmets worn by bike racers.

    @Nanobiker: Old Dutch. And brand new by the looks of it. Don't see many Old Dutch bikes here. Danish brands dominate. But it's a nice bike.

  5. Voetmann 93 months ago | reply

    Great panning! Well done.

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  6. jotαεlε 93 months ago | reply

    Did you took this one or was it Scott Schuman.
    Everything looks "so Sartorialist", awesome!

  7. Mikael Colville-Andersen 93 months ago | reply

    Thanks everyone.
    This is my shot, not Scott's :-)

  8. jotαεlε 93 months ago | reply

    Latest Scott shot

    You have attended the same photography school right? =)

  9. Mikael Colville-Andersen 93 months ago | reply

    Taught him everything he knows... :-)

  10. mAhdi1234 92 months ago | reply

    hmm great capture ;)

  11. James Holme 92 months ago | reply

    The reason why people don't wear helmets like you said it because cyclists are "considered" from the beginning. They are not an after thought like in the UK. I spend some time in Holland and the priority is given to cyclists, cycling in Holland is fun and safe. Cycling in the UK can be dangerous and a helmet is considered sensible. I don't wear one as it hot and looks crap but Im told that Im mad because you don't wear one.

  12. Mikael Colville-Andersen 92 months ago | reply

    Exactly. In this city and others like it where bicycle culture is advanced, biking is safe because of our highly-developed infrastructure.

    Technically, if helmets were made mandatory then all pedestrians would have to wear them, too.

    Wouldn't that look stupid.

  13. Quiet Fields [deleted] 88 months ago | reply

    Beauties biking in heels? I could be happy there.

  14. The School House 83 months ago | reply

    This is why you should wear a helmet:

  15. Mikael Colville-Andersen 83 months ago | reply

    This is why you should question everything you hear about helmets:
    Bicycle Helmet Research Foundation

    The facts and the science are more important than emotional blackmail.
    A Helmet Saved My Life!

  16. cloud.mem 82 months ago | reply

    Really great photo.

    I've got that same bike (same colour too). I used to have it in yellow, but it broke and they'd apparently stopped making them in yellow.. Really odd.

  17. Bicycler69 [deleted] 66 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Skirt & Dress Ladies On Bicycle - Club, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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